James "Shorty" Earl Gunter

October 5, 1923October 26, 2018

James Earl “Shorty” Gunter, 95, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018. He was born on October 5, 1923 in Guilford County, the son of James Earl and Vera Stanton Gunter. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp. during WW II. Following his military service, he drove cross country for Bowman Transportation until his retirement. Shorty was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many. He will be deeply missed. Shorty was preceded in death by his loving wife, Louise Gunter; siblings, Rose Ellen, Violet, Fern, Betty Jean, Marie, Mary Etta, and Norman. Those left to cherish his memory are his children; Lewis Withers and wife Eloise Withers, Lois Price; grandchildren, Natalie Yeagley (Jack), Leslie Painter (Dan Dalrymple), Jim Withers; great grandchildren, Alannah Withers, John Paul Yeagley III, and Ben Yeagley (Lauren). Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 11:00 am at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with Dr. Jack Benzenhafer officiating. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405, Immanuel Baptist Church, 2432 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27407 or the Humane Society of Greensboro, 4527 West Wendover, Greensboro, NC 27409.


  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • Humane Society of Greensboro


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, October 30, 2018

James "Shorty" Earl Gunter

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Sally Johnston

October 31, 2018

Earl was a neighbor and a dear friend.
After multiple surgeries I was going through physical therapy sessions and Earl would watch for me to come home. He helped me get into my house safely.
Later I would visit him in his nursing home, take him some of his favorite books and just spend time with him.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Lois and Lewis. Earl will be greatly missed.

Kathy DeLine

October 30, 2018

On my daily walks past Brookdale Assisted Living, I would notice residents sitting on the front porch...Being nudged by the Lord to go say "hello" I walked up the driveway to speak to a sweet man...who introduced himself as Shorty...often times I would stop and Shorty and I would chat...He would share stories about his family...and his love for Jesus...I had the privilege to pray with Shorty for his family and his concerns...I even had the opportunity to introduce him to our grandchildren...Lately I noticed Shorty was not around...His friends at Brookdale informed me of his health issues...and yesterday I found out that Shorty had gone to be with Jesus...I never knew Shorty's last name...or even his real name...He only knew me as " the walker"...I did a search online to in hopes of finding his obituary by the name Shorty...after reading his obituary...I knew I had found it ...for it match the stories he shared about his life...Please know I am so sorry for your loss...He was a sweet and humble man who loved Jesus....and his family...I was blessed to have known him.
Only because of Jesus, do we have hope...
Kathy..."the walker"

Kaye Campbell

October 28, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with “Shorty” at Bowman. He was always a pleasure to be around and shared many stories of grandchildren. I also knew Louise, from a previous employment at a close Savings & Loan, more than 40 years ago. They were a great couple, loved their company. Shorty was very proud of his family. My thoughts and prayers with each and every one of you.